HTC may intro two tablets at September 19 event

The latest gossip suggests that HTC is ready to return to the Android tablet game with 7- and 10-inch offerings.

Will this 10.1-inch device be part of HTC's next big unveiling? Twitter @evleaks via HTC Source

HTC may have two Android tablets for its upcoming September 19 press conference , if recent chatter is to be believed.

According to rumors making the rounds this week, HTC is working on a 7-inch Flyer/ Evo View 4G successor that will be based off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and likely feature a custom HTC experience with support for the Scribe digital pen.

Hardware specifications are said to include a 7-inch 1,280×768-pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 3-megapixel camera on the rear, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.

HTC will reportedly squeeze everything into a superslim 7.1mm thin anodized aluminum body, much like the HTC One S . It isn't clear whether the presumed Flyer 2 will feature a dual-core or quad-core CPU; however, we should expect retail price to play the determining factor. Anything above $199 will be a tough sell in the wake of the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire .

Remember the rumblings from nearly a year ago when we learned that HTC was prepping a quad-core Quattro tablet?

At the time, we were under the impression that HTC would bring a Tegra 3-powered 10.1-inch tablet, 1GB RAM, and Beats Audio to Mobile World Congress. Lo and behold, HTC has yet to deliver a tablet since the Jetstream. In fact, HTC had seemingly given up on tablets for the time being.

Things look to be moving once again on the 10.1-inch front now that a number of photos found their way online last week.

The unnamed device was not accompanied by specifications; however, we did spot a front-facing and rear camera. Looking like a cross between an HTC One X and something that Apple might release, the tablet has an off-centered screen. This would lead to a more comfortable one-hand experience when holding the device in portrait mode.

With but two weeks to go before HTC clears the air, I'm definitely looking for more rumors to bubble to the surface.

 

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